January 2015, Vol. 242, No. 1

TechNotes

Rental Instruments Help Develop Advanced Gas Pipe QC Tests

Aberdeen, Scotland-based Forth Inspection Service hired advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment from Ashtead Technology to develop test methods as part of the quality-control procedures for new gas pipelines. The test procedures were developed and validated with Alness-headquartered Scotia Automated Inspection Services, a division of ShawCor UK ltd, which is responsible for the ongoing quality-control work. The equipment included a second-generation Olympus OmniScan MX2-P2 Ultrasonic Flaw Detector in conjunction with an Olympus CHAIN Scanner Kit. “We manufactured welded reference samples with seeded defects and conducted blind trials to assist in the development

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